Delivering our donations to the foodbank – volunteer required

Quinton & Oldbury Foodbank logoIt takes about an hour and does require a certain amount of lifting, but would only be once approximately every 2-3 months.

More details about the help required can be obtained by emailing Carol Dealey


We encourage those who are able to donate to the Foodbank

Quinton & Oldbury Food bank window displayThe following foods are required:

Please place your donations in the bins at church, preferably putting multiple items in carrier bags.


UHT & Powdered Milk
UHT Fruit Juices
Tinned and Packet Soups
Pasta Sauces
Sponge Puddings – tinned
Rice Pudding – tinned
Instant Coffee
Instant Mashed Potato
Tinned meat and fish
Tinned vegetables
Tinned fruit
Jam and Spreads
Biscuits and cereal bars

Carol DealeyCarol Dealey gives us some further advice about our donations from her experience of working at the Foodbank:

  • We cannot give away food that is out of date – please check the date on your donations.
  • Sugar – we often run out of the 500g size packets, please consider buying two of those rather than 1kg bags.
  • Many of our clients have limited cooking facilities, perhaps just a hotplate and a microwave, so do not include items that can only be cooked in an oven.
  • Sadly we are unable to give away homemade items such as jam or chutney
  • We have lots of tinned beans and tinned tomatoes, so maybe do not include those for a while.
  • In addition to the standard food items we also try to supply basic items such as loo rolls, nappies, toiletries and pet food so do consider donating those as well.



7th Jan 2016 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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